Crows Theatre presents a 2b theatre company production of a play by Hannah Moscovitch. Set in 1920s Ottawa, the play looks at the destructive shame enacted upon women in western society for centuries via the withholding of knowledge about sex and birth control. Previews from Mar 20, opens Mar 22 and runs to Apr 7, Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20-$45. In the Guloien Theatre.
Moscovitchs candid, intelligent 2015 play follows Sophie (Liisa Repo-Martell), a working-class wife and mother in 1920s Ottawa struggling with harrowing pregnancies and an appalling dearth of resources. Sophie poses questions to the audience about her plight, yet under Christian Barrys direction, her queries feel rhetorical, while the hazy sepia hues imbue this production with the air of a heritage project, raising the question of whether the play can speak to the present without displaying a sense of superiority over the past.
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Location - Streetcar Crowsnest